Three-time defending state champion Christ Church is No. 1 in Class A in the first S.C. Prep Football Media Poll of the season.
The Cavaliers have won 40 consecutive games, one shy of the state record established by Summerville from 1978 through 1980. Christ Church will try for its 41st straight win Friday at Lee Central.
In Class AAAA, Northwestern is No. 2 and Byrnes No. 3. The teams will play at 6 p.m. Friday at District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill, and the game will be televised by ESPNU.
In Class AAA, Wren is ranked fourth, Daniel sixth and Greer 10th. All three teams will play their openers Aug. 29.
1. Dutch Fork, 2. Northwestern, 3. Byrnes, 4. York, 5. South Florence, 6. Boiling Springs, 7. Summerville, 8. North Augusta, 9. Spartanburg, 10. Goose Creek.
Others receiving votes: Greenwood, Spring Valley, Dorman, Sumter, Hillcrest, Stratford, Gaffney, Socastee.
1. Myrtle Beach, 2. South Pointe, 3. Hartsville, 4. Wren, 5. Marlboro County, 6. Daniel, 7. Seneca, 8. Midland Valley, 9. Hanahan, 10. Greer.
Others receiving votes: Broome, Belton-Honea Path, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, A.C. Flora, Swansea, Darlington, Crestwood, Union County, North Myrtle Beach, Chapin.
1. Dillon, 2. Strom Thurmond, 3. Batesburg-Leesville, 4. Timberland, 5. Fairfield Central, 6. Newberry, 7. Chesnee, 8. Woodruff, 9. (tie) Loris, Silver Bluff, 10. Cheraw.
Others receiving votes: Ninety Six, Woodland, Bishop England, Abbeville, Pageland Central.
1. Christ Church, 2. Lamar, 3. Carvers Bay, 4. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, 5. Allendale-Fairfax, 6. Hemingway, 7. Williston-Elko, 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 9. Great Falls, 10. Timmonsville.
Others receiving votes: St. Joseph’s, Estill, Lake View, Cross, Lewisville, Southside Christian, Ridge Spring-Monetta.